January 10, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #41 Chris Herrmann

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #41 | Chris Herrmann

Position | Catcher/Outfielder

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

| November 24, 1987 (Tomball, Texas)

School | University of Miami

| 6'0''

| 180 lbs.

2009 Ranking | Not Ranked

Chris Herrmann was drafted by the Twins in the sixth round of the 2009 draft out of the University of Miami. Herrmann transferred to Miami after two years at Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas. Herrmann played all around the infield in college but played extensively at third base and catcher. The Twins drafted him and immediately moved him to outfield where he handled himself well. He doesn't have great speed, so it made sense that the Twins have moved him back to catcher. Herrmann's good power and plate discipline makes him a good middle-of-the-order bat. In 2010, it will be interesting to see how the Twins handle Herrmann and catcher Danny Rams. Rams played well last season but he probably hasn't earned a call-up to Ft. Myers. Rams and Herrmann should be catching on a daily basis, so one should start in Ft. Myers. My guess is that Rams starts in Ft. Myers.

2009 Statistics
          Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR    wRC+
          R (ELZ)   59     16    .297    .391    .453      22      7     135

2010 Outlook

Herrmann will probably be in Beliot where he'll likely split time between outfield and catching. Herrmann could receive a mid-season promotion if he plays well.


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